TITLE

VITAMIN D DEFICIENCY IN ALCOHOLIC LIVER DISEASE

PUB. DATE
April 2004
SOURCE
Gut;Apr2004 Supplement 3, Vol. 53, pA89
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents a study of vitamin D deficiency in alcoholic liver disease (ALD). Vitamin D deficiency is very common in patients with ALD but frequently goes unrecognised. It occurs due to a number of factors including inadequate exposure to sunlight, lack of dietary support, and impaired absorption of vitamins due to cholestasis. It often presents with non-specific symptoms such as limb pains and backache, and remains a reason for poor mobilisation in many ALD patients. Despite being such a common problem, there are very few data about vitamin D deficiency in these patients.
ACCESSION #
13219163

 

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